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Congratulations to our 2019 IES Abroad Ambassadors of the Year: Collin Thomas (IES Abroad Santiago, Spring 2017 | Hope College) and Samekh Harris Reed (IES Abroad Tokyo, Spring 2017 | University of Rochester).

Explore the life-changing power of study abroad with the insight from a student who has lived it, Collin Thomas, one of our 2019 Ambassadors of the Year.

Step inside the day-to-day journey of living and learning in Japan in this myth-busting, student-authored piece by Samekh Harris Reed, one of our 2019 Ambassadors of the Year.

Are you ready to fall head over heels for study abroad?

We are proud to congratulate 61 IES Abroad students who have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Studying abroad provides a great opportunity to reinvent yourself. Our Ambassadors tell us how they explored their senses of fashion while abroad.

After studying abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mallory Rotondo (IES Abroad Christchurch, Spring 2014 | Purdue University) went on to become an early intervention speech-language pathologist. Read on to hear how this IES Abroad Scholarship recipient’s study abroad experience gave her the skills necessary to be a more understanding clinician.

Jeff Rosenthal (IES Abroad Madrid, Spring 1982), had an unforgettable experience studying abroad in Madrid, thanks in part to his warmhearted homestay mom, Señora Carmen. Jeff shares, in his own words, how he returned to Madrid to find his homestay residence was still the home he cherished and remembered.

At IES Abroad, we believe that every black student going abroad, past or present, is making black history abroad.

Karen Taylor (IES Abroad Nantes 1976-77) developed a love of French from a young age, due to the encouragement of her mother. From studying French in school, to studying abroad, to falling in love, to raising her children—French has played a central role in Karen’s life. Read on to discover what inspired Karen to embark on a second career in teaching.

We reviewed powerful and inspiring submissions from amazing students who studied abroad or interned with us this past year, but only one was named the 2018 Global Citizen of the Year.